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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Polley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Polley and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Polley:
    • 45.141052, -90.806981
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Polley
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Polley ...

We have found one communities that share the name Polley.

Within Wisconsin, the name Polley is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Polley in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Polley lies 1,477 miles [2,377 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Polley that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polley

Curious and Interesting Names Near Polley ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Arnold [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Chippewa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Polley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Polley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Donald [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
    • Donald [Taylor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Polley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • Hannibal [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
    • Hannibal [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Polley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jump River [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jump River
      • Jump River [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Polley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jump River
    • Junction [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Polley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
    • Maple Hill [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Chippewa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Polley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
    • Ruby [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chippewa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Polley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Stanley [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Chippewa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Polley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Polley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Polley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<3>

How Far From Polley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Polley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Polley and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Medford, which is the Seat of Taylor County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Polley to Medford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,133 miles [9,870.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Taylor County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Taylor County: www.taylor-county.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Polley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PolleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1411, Longitude: -90.8070    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Polley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.566 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.214 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.26 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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